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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
japanese immigration to brazil accelerated llowing world war ii. the devastation suffered by japan sent a wave of immignts looking for new opportunities outside their country. sao paulo was a popular destination. ttoday, sao paulo boasts ighbthe largest pulation of japanese ople and their descendants outside of japan. but do peoe here considermselves toe azilian orapanese? translator: el more brazilian an japanese. eu também. anslator: me, too. interviewer: por que? translator: because i was born here, live here. i've never been to japan. translator: more japanese, but also brazilian, because my children and grandcldren are all brazilian. but when japan and brazil play against each other, i cheer for the japanese-- my children, for brazil. ( speaking portuguese, laughing ) kingore ) translator: ( speaking portuguese, i was born in japan, but now i'veeen in bl fomanyea. i'm now brazilia narrator: by 1960, when this wave of immigration had slowed, the city, bulging at its seams, boasted 13 million residents. and then yet another group of immigrants began to pour in. ( children shouting )
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